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30 brilliant organizing solutions to make the most of your closet space

Maximize your storage once and for all.
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Is there a mountain of shoes in your closet? Do you have to wear a hard hat every time you take something off the upper shelf? If so, it's definitely time to organize!

Cleaning is always easier said than done, so we found some of the most efficient organizational products to optimize your closet space and keep your home in tiptop shape. Whether you're looking to clean the bathroom, bedroom or linen closets, we've got you covered with these recommendations.

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Closet storage baskets, bins and boxes

Neat Method Oxford Bins

Available in three different sizes, these long-lasting bins are worth the money. They have a specifically designed interior that won't catch on to fabrics. Plus, these are especially great for towels and linens thanks to their spacious design.

Soft Fabric Stackable Storage Organizer Box

These work well with bulky sweaters or off-season clothes since the clear plastic on the front makes it easy to see what's inside.

Sorbus Woven Basket Container

These woven baskets, which are available in five colors, come in a set of nine sizes for a uniform look.

Clothes hangers and hanger add-ons

House Day Pack Metal Wonder Magic Hangers

This innovative product triples closet storage space by allowing you to hang up to five articles of clothing on a single hanger.

Whitmor 4-Tier Swing Arm Hanger

You can hang five pairs of pants in the space of one hanger with this clever design.

AmazonBasics Velvet Suit Hangers

These velvet hangers will make your closet look much more uniform. Plus, their slim design allows more of them to fit in a contained space.

Hanging closet storage

mDesign Over Closet Shelving Organizer

This shelving organizer features two pull-out drawers that fit underneath existing wire shelving. Plus, it's large enough for shirts and pants or multiples of socks and underwear.

Regal Bazaar Double-Sided Hanging Gift Bag and Wrapping Organizer

If you're big on giving gifts during the holidays (or throughout the year!), this organizer holds all your wrapping materials in one convenient place.

Whitmor 4-Section Fabric Closet Organizer

With four shelves to store clothing and a horizontal bar for extra hanging space, this organizer can provide plenty of extra storage.

Whitmor 5-Section Closet Organizer

The five open shelves in this organizer allow easy access to folded clothes. The entire unit simply hooks onto the clothing rod for easy relocation if necessary.

Hanging Closet Bin With Chalkboard

Have a lot of winter accessories in your rotation? These closet bins attach to a door, rod or hanger to expand storage.

Delta Children Nursery Storage 48-Piece Set

This hanging storage set for baby or toddler items is a fast, easy way to organize your little one's clothing.

Closet hooks

Dseap Wall Mounted Coat Rack

With over 9,600 verified five-star ratings on Amazon, these wall-mounted hooks are great for corralling bags and jackets.

Command Forever Classic Large Metal Hook

A perennial favorite, 3M's Command hook is attractive, sturdy, easy to apply and designed to not damage walls.

Jewelry organizers

Akro-Mils 64 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage

Each drawer in this unit offers plenty of storage space, and you can double the number of items in each drawer by using dividers.

Brotrade Hanging Jewelry Organizer

With almost 19,000 five-star ratings, this hanging jewelry organizer features 80 pockets that keep items in full view. It also comes in several colors to match your home's aesthetic.

Over-the-door closet storage options

Smart Design Over-the-Door Organizer Pantry Rack

If your kitchen is overflowing with ingredients, this over-the-door pantry organizer features six shelves and also works great on a closet door.

Lynk Over Door Accessory Holder

With glowing reviews at Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond, this sturdy organizer has nine hooks to hold scarves, belts, hats, jewelry and more.

Closet shelf dividers

Clear Shelf Divider

This clear shelf divider keeps folded items in a neat stack on the shelf while providing a convenient valet knob for hanging tomorrow’s outfit.

Lynk Tall Shelf Dividers

This tall, heavy-duty divider slides onto a solid shelf and keeps larger items organized. This versatile pick can be used practically anywhere in the home!

Lynk Vela Shelf Dividers

These are made of durable fabric and epoxy-coated steel. The dividers simply lock onto any solid shelf and stay securely in place.

Closet shelf organizers

Honey-Can-Do Adjustable Coated Steel Wire Shelf

Double the amount of shelving in your closet using these metal shelves that can expand and hold up to eight pounds.

OXO Good Grips Lazy Susan Turntable

A Lazy Susan is great for hard-to-reach places, and this option from OXO is the gold standard with hundreds of glowing reviews across several retailers.

Whitmor White Wire Under-Shelf Basket

Using an under-shelf basket like this top-rated version can create more storage in any closet.

Shoe organizers

8-Pair Shoe and Purse Organizer

You can easily separate your family's shoes with this spacious shoe cubby from The Container Store.

Whitmor Over The Door Shoe Rack

The bars on this shoe organizer can be adjusted and flipped up to create more space for the row below and accommodate all sizes of shoes.

Whitmor Over The Door Shoe Shelves

Similar to the above option, this organizer neatly stores 13 pairs of shoes in large, see-through vinyl compartments.

Other closet organization essentials

AmazonBasics Tension Curtain Rod

You can use three tension rods to create a shelf for bins, baskets and other lightweight items.

Position the first rod about an inch from the back of the closet wall and about a foot above the current shelf. Place the second rod 6 inches in front of the first and the third rod 6 inches in front of the second. Keep in mind that the larger the rod, the more weight it will hold.

Billy Bookcase

Hack Ikea's Billy shelf for a custom-closet look. Use ready-made shelving in bedroom closets for instant storage with designer appeal.

Spacesaver Premium Large Vacuum Storage Bags

Vacuum-sealed items take up less space in the closet, and this set with almost 45,000 five-star ratings is perfect to get you started.

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